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Rival 41c - SOLD

£64,950 GBP

Absolutely beautiful - New engine 2010

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Lying: United Kingdom

General Information

Manufacturer / modelRival 41c - SOLD
NameCalidris Alba
DesignerPeter Brett
New or usedUsed
Price£64,950 GBP
Tax / VAT statusPaid / included
Price commentAbsolutely beautiful - New engine 2010
LyingEastbourne, United Kingdom


Length overall12.50 m
Length waterline9.96 m
Beam3.72 m
Draft1.80 m
Displacement11,000 kg


EngineVolvo D2 55


Number of berths8
Number of cabins2
Further information8 berths in saloon. pilot berth and two separate sleeping cabins, both with en-suite heads.


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An absolutely beautiful Rival 41c For Sale.

Gorgeous classic lines and she looks to be in a condition that is a real credit to her owners.

Well set up for blue water sailing, her interior is particularly notable with many well thought out bespoke features (see the video for a guide). She presents extremely well and looks to have been very well maintained by her present owners.

Cutter rigged and extremely attractive, full details are in the specification section but highlights include:

New Volvo D2 55 engine in 2010 (55 HP)
New Cutlass Bearing 2015
Steering through shaft drive and gearbox systems (no cables)
Hydrovane Self Steering
SSB and Pactor Modem
Standard Horizon GX2100 VHF with cockpit extension and AIS
Eberspacher Heating
All windows replaced 2012
West System Hull Protection 2011
Alcantara Ultrasuade Upholstery
Custom stern arch
Sun awning

A very, very good looking yacht, viewing is highly recommended.

Lying Eastbourne


Owner’s comments

“The Rival 41 was designed by Peter Brett with a LOA 12.50m (41ft), beam 3.72m(12.3ft), draft 1.8m (5ft 11”) Displacement approx. 11 tons, ballast approx. 3.5 tons (encapsulated keel). Calidris Alba was launched in 1986, Hull number 21 moulded by Robert Ives for Rival Yachts. Moulding number SOU 2399/78.

Rival 41C “Calidris Alba” is a fast long – range cruising yacht, designed to take you to any part of the world in safety and comfort as she has for her existing owners over the past 20 years. This has included a circumnavigation and 2 further Atlantic crossings as well as the Baltic. Sailing performance is combined with superb accommodation planned for comfortable living aboard for long periods. This yacht is easily handled in all weathers, even with a small crew, for example husband and wife. The centre cockpit layout of this boat with fixed screen and spray hood provides excellent protection in both oncoming and following seas. Calidris Alba has teak cabin tops and sidedecks, a radar arch and custom designed extension around the windvane steering unit. Below decks the layout provides an owners double berth cabin aft with en suite head etc. However there is plenty of room for a larger crew and guests, with up to 8 berths, two heads, a large U shaped galley and navigation areas. Five sea berths are secure with lee cloths."


U shaped galley with safety strap.
Stainless steel sink, Hot/cold pressurised water and manual cold water. Sea water manual tap also fitted. Two section fridge with 12volt air cooled compressor unit.
Spinflo Nelson Stainless steel gimbled Cooker is propane gas (Remote solenoid in gas locker aft of cockpit) 2 rings plus separate grill and oven. The gas locker has two 6kg Red UK propane bottles. There is space for additional and it will accept 10lb USA bottles.
Large capacity for food and other storage. Crockery, cooking pans, utensils, cutlery, storage boxes etc. are included.

Space and Comfort
The spacious accommodation, beautifully finished in teak and with dark blue Alcantara ultrasuade upholstery is designed for comfort at sea as well as harbour. There are numerous storage lockers, as well as under bunk storage, throughout the vessel (which provided well for crew of 4 across the Atlantic …although we have made other long passages with just the two of us) Both heads with Blakes Lavac toilets, have holding tanks, hot and cold pressurised water, showers and solar vents. The galley has pressurised hot and cold water, as well as manual pumps and also sea water if required. There is a good size fridge and 2 burner propane cooker with grill and oven. The wine store cabinet holds 23 bottles, and there is a custom made bookcase. Comfort includes Eberspacher (D5L 5Kw) diesel fueled hot air ducked to the 3 cabins


Domestic Batteries are 4 sealed Lead Acid (each 105 Ahr 12 volt deep cycle), separate 105 Amp Hr 12 volt engine cranking battery. 12 volt outlets in cabins. 12 volt systems are monitored by Amp Hr + unit to check volts, amps, and amp hours.There is a 240 Volt ring circuit, immersion heater in hot water calorifier (works just fine with 110 or 240 volt shore power connection)
Small 12volt to 110 volt inverter which gives computer or phone charge capability while sailing.

Navigation Equipment

Navigation Aids etc.
Pedestal mounted Rigal Steering Compass, with back light.
Mast head LED navigation and anchor lights, Low level Navigation lights, Mast mounted steaming and deck lights.
Speed log, depth and wind Instruments are Navtex Clipper, with cockpit GPS repeater.
GPS Garmin 158i for navigation, and a Garmin GPS72 which only feeds to the Standard Horizon GX2100 VHF to provide the GPS signal needed for the AIS reception. There is a VHF cockpit extension.
Hand held VHF by West Marine VHF 150 VHF.
Ratheon RX10 Radar mounted on radar arch at stern of boat.
NASA Naxtex Target Pro Naxtex receiver.
SSB Icom718 with a Pactor unit. Pactor unit enables linking a laptop (or other) and converting to a digital signal for sending email etc via the Sailmail or Winlink systems when at sea.
Large Chart table with slide out seat, chart store in table and under quarter berth bunk.
Large presentation Barometer and clock on bulkhead.
Small clock and temperature compensated barometer at navigation desk.
VHF aerials at masthead and on radar arch astern (switchable)

Safety Equipment

Deck mounted 4 person RFD Seasava + Liferaft in Valise, to USA Coastguard Spec last service 2011.
There are 2 Fire extinguishers, fire blanket at galley
Bilge pumps 1 electric and 2 manual (Cockpit and at companionway steps.)
Life Jackets 4 or more.
On deck jackstays, stainless steel. Two cockpit harness points
Lifesling man overboard recovery system and standard horseshoe lifebuoy.
406 Epirb and emergency tiller. Mast mounted firdell radar reflector.
Anchor ball, steaming cone and manual horn.
Rigging wire cutters for emergency use (unused)

General note on safety equipment: Any safety equipment such as liferafts, Epirbs, fire extinguishers and flares etc. are usually personal to the current owner(s) and if being left on-board as part of the sale of a used vessel may require routine servicing, replacement, or changing to meet a new owners specific needs.

Rig and Sails

Masthead cutter rig, with Kemp alloy spars and single spreaders. Running back stays are available which are easily fitted for ocean passages if required.
The standing rigging was uprated to 10mm
(Normal is 8 or 9mm) with Norseman terminals and uprated Bowman 48 sized deck fixings.
Standing rigging fully infra-red surveyed (USA) 2011.
Slab reefing, full battened mainsail with 3 reefs plus flattener.
Reefed at mast with mast “granny bars” for security.
Furling 140 % general use cruising genoa by Banks.
Furling Working, or Solent/Blade genoa by North
Small (Storm jib) used on cutter stay as required.
Hood tri-radial Spinnaker
Cruising Chute.
Spinnaker pole and a separate longer running pole


All winches are Lewmar self tailing winches, and have always proven adequate in size.
Genoa Sheet winches 2 model ST46
Spinnaker Sheets winches2 Model ST30
Main Halyard model ST30
Spinnaker Halyard ST30
Genoa ST40
Reefing ST16
Also at mast ST30 for use with second mast head genoa halyard, inner staysail or spinnaker pole hoist.


Main bow anchor 60 lb CQR with swivel and approx. 72m (200 feet ) 3/8 inch chain. Simpson Lawrence 1500 rope/Chain windlass with deck raise /lower and cockpit raise.
Anchorplait snubbing line with chain hook.
Danforth alloy anchor and additional lengths of chain and warps.
Small 14lb CQR anchor on chain and rope in anchor locker on deck forward.


Cockpit wheel (leather covered) steering through shaft drive and gearbox systems (no cables) to skeg hung rudder
Electric autopilot Cetrek operates main rudder
Hydrovane wind steering unit with own rudder with cockpit control.
This unit has functioned without issue both up wind and downwind .
Emergency tiller gear is aboard and could be used from deck or in aft cabin.


Main engine Volvo D2 55A (55HP, 41KW) approx. 1020 hrs. fitted 2010 and coupled to Hurth HBW 250 gearbox with 1.25 inch diameter shaft drive to 20inch (50mm) 3 bladed feathering MAX prop. There is a spare 20 x 13 inch 3 bladed fixed propeller with prop pullers carried aboard


Total fuel is approx. 120 gallons ( 540 litres) in two fibreglass tanks incorporated as part of the boat structure to port and starboard amidships.
Total fresh water approx. 120 Gallons (540 litres) in two stainless steel tanks under the saloon floor.
Forward head holding tank approx. 40l, aft toilet tank
Fuel and Water tanks each have inspection/access cleaning hatches and are monitored by Tank Tender unit at navigation area.


Varnished solid teak custom made cockpit table, drinks holders
Dorado vent cowels and blanks
Weed cutter for prop shaft
Spare Lewmar turning blocks, spare sheets for headsails, spinnaker etc.
Beige canvas from CJ Marine , includes bimini and spray hood, together with mainsail cover, liferaft cover and large sun awning.
Stainless steel (Teak treads) Boarding/swimming ladder with mid ships attachment brackets.
Custom made aft platform additional to standard dimensions in teak and stainless steel around the wind steering gear, also stainless steel radar arch .

Recent Upgrades

Main engine replaced 2010
Hull underwater recoated with West System protection, 6 coats, 2011
New windows to original Rival dimensions replaced 2012
Cutlass bearing 2015

Lying Eastbourne

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